FBA February Luncheon: Annual State of the Court Address by Chief Judge Aiken

Please join us for our February monthly luncheon!  This month, we will host Chief Judge Aiken for her annual State of the Court Address.

When: Thursday, February 19, at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room

Cost: $10 for Members/Government Attorneys/Public Attorneys; $12 for Nonmembers

Click here to register!

Questions?  Please contact Nadia Dahab at dahab.nadia@gmail.com

Join the YLD: Monthly Brown Bag Lunch featuring Judge Michael Simon

Please join the FBA’s Young Lawyers Division for a brown bag lunch with the Honorable Michael Simon.  We will hear about Judge Simon’s career and his work on the bench.

Where: Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse, 8th Floor Attorney Lounge

When: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

Questions?  Please contact Anna Makowski at annamakowski@markowtizherbold.com.

No RSVP necessary!  Just come on by!

Michael H. Simon is a United States District Judge in the District of Oregon. He received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1981 and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1978. After law school, Judge Simon was a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. until 1986, when he and his wife moved to Oregon. In 1986, Judge Simon joined the Perkins Coie law firm in Portland where he had a trial and appellate practice in federal and state courts, handling a wide variety of business cases and several First Amendment and other constitutional law matters until his confirmation as a federal judge in 2011.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Master in the Owen M. Panner chapter of the American Inns of Court, and a past adjunct professor of law at Lewis and Clark Law School where he taught Antitrust Law.

FBA Oregon Celebrates Black History Month: Freedom Summer and Convicting the Klan CLE

When: Tuesday February 24, 2015, Courtroom 11A (Judge Stewart’s Courtroom) from Noon to 1:30

Cost: $10

CLE Credit: 1 hour of OSB Access to Justice CLE credit pending

In June, 1964 hundreds of mostly white college students went to Mississippi in an effort to register African Americans to vote, to set up Freedom Schools, and to shine the light of reality  on the intimidation and terror that white Mississippi had imposed on African Americans.  This was a reality that the Press and the rest of America had mostly been indifferent to for years.  The disappearance of three of three Civil Rights workers on the first week of Freedom Summer and the summer long search for their bodies brought light to the harsh reality that was Mississippi.

Bring your lunch and join us to hear Assistant US Attorney Ron Silver (Senior Counsel for Community Engagement) when he tells the story of Freedom Summer, the bravery of Mississippi’s African American community that embraced the college students, the murders of James Chaney, Mickey Schwerner and Andrew Goodman and DOJ’s trial of their killers.  The talk is for everyone.  OSB CLE Access to Justice credit is pending for attorneys. It will last about 75 minutes.

To register, please click here.

Please contact Gosia Fonberg (gosia@baaslaw.com) with questions.

January 15, 2015 Monthly Lunch Featuring Oregon’s Newest Federal Judge, Stacie F. Beckerman

Please save the date for our monthly luncheon on Thursday, January 15, 2015!  We are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be Oregon’s newest federal judge, Stacie Beckerman.

And please remember our location change!  The FBA’s monthly luncheons are now  at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room.

We look forward to seeing you there. Register Now!  

When:

Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 12:00 p.m.

Where:

Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse Jury Assembly Room

Cost:

$10 for Members/Government Attorneys/Public Attorneys; $12 for Nonmembers.

Sign up:

Register Now!

FBA Oregon November Lunch featuring the Honorable Milan D. Smith speaking on AEDPA, the Ninth Circuit, and the Rule of Law

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on Thursday, November 20, 2014!  The Ninth Circuit has released the panel information for next week’s Portland sitting, so we are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be the Honorable Milan D. Smith.  Judge Smith will give a talk entitled, “AEDPA, the Ninth Circuit, and the Rule of Law.”  Register Now!

And please remember our location change!  Starting this month, the FBA’s monthly luncheons will take place here at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room.

We look forward to seeing you there!

When:

Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 12:00 p.m.

Where:

Mark O. Hatfield U.S. District Courthouse Jury Assembly Room

Cost:

$10 for Members/Government Attorneys/Public Attorneys; $12 for Nonmembers.

Register Now!